Inge H. Borg

Biography

Inge H. Borg was born and raised in Austria. Her early love of reading made her dream of far-away places. Encouraged by her parents, she left home at eighteen to study languages in London, Paris and Moscow. A job transfer from Vienna to Chicago led to becoming a US citizen.

After working on both coasts, Borg now lives in Arkansas where she devotes most of her time to writing.

So far, she has published several books, including the four-volume "Legends of the Winged Scarab." She deftly switches from historical fiction about Ancient Egypt in Khamsin, The Devil Wind of The Nile, to the modern thriller/adventure sequels of Sirocco, Storm over Land and Sea, and After the Cataclysm. Each volume can stand alone with lots of action & suspense. Beginning with the third book, she plunges into a dystopian world following a volcanic eruption. It continues with The Crystal Curse, and Book 5 to be published later in the Fall of 2015. One more book is planned for the series, to reach back to 6500 BC. This series, presently, is only available from Amazon.
What is available on Smashwords and its outlets is Pasha, From Animal Shelter to A Sheltered Life. Stories about rescues and rescuers, and their little charges.

Borg is a staunch supporter of her Indie-writer colleagues and often highlights the best on her two blogs:
devilwinds.blogspot.com
ingehborg.blogspot.com

Naturally, there she also talks about her own writing. A usually reserved lady, this is one area where she dares to drop some hints. Like, hoping for reviews ... hint, hint. Be sure to read excerpts from her books, and musings about the trials and tribulations of an Indie author.

Smashwords Interview

While English is not your first language, I found your writing not only flawless, but lyrical as well as humorous, with a spark of mischief. Actually, you know English better than many native-speakers. Tell us about your life.
I am an old Austrian mountain goat (think Heidi), but left home on a long train ride when I was 18 to do the “au pair-thing,” first in London and then in Paris. An opportunity opened up and I worked a year in Moscow at the French Embassy (Talk about intrigues. Perhaps better not.)

I actually vacationed in Sochi (recently of Olympic fame). This is interesting because I left Russia for a great job at the 1964 Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck from where I was transferred to Vienna to help prepare for the Tokyo Games; alas, I had to wait for another 8 years before I got there on a tour.

In Vienna, a new company recognized me as a ‘gypsy’ and sent me to Chicago. After three years, my heels itched and I moved to Boston. Loved that town! However, a former NYC multi-national corporation beckoned and I moved to New Hampshire to join the ranks of “them,” meaning that if you were recognized as one of “them,” the price went up as soon as you entered an antique store.

During another frigid winter, somebody said that I would love San Diego with its good opera and palm trees. That was enough for me...except that my boss cautioned that 'in California, they are all crazy and young.' Heck, I wasn’t even dead yet. Sold my little house, gave the cat away (he rejoined me via American Airlines six months later), and drove my little Opel cross-country. And what a grandiose country it is!

After I managed to buy a townhouse loft in La Jolla, that Jewel of the Pacific Coast, I thought I had died and gone to heaven – I also thought I would never leave it. You know what they say! Okay, it was time to come down from my lofty existence, and I searched the Internet for a little house I might like with high ceilings and a garage. Anywhere on a lake. “Anywhere” turned out to be in the Foothills of the Ozarks. I mean, Arkansas.

Off I went. This time in an older Volvo and with my old cat. House turned out to be perfect. While I am not right on the lake, I look out over a golf course. Alas, once again, it is colder than I had imagined and I dream of warm ocean breezes and tropical islands. Who knows what the future holds. Aren’t you sorry now you asked?
Many of your books include exotic locations and, in your historical fiction novel, faraway times. Obviously, you are a sophisticated lady who has traveled a lot and experienced much hinting of some dashes of intrigue.
Thank you for your kind words. Now that my head is bigger, i.e. swelled, I am only too happy to answer your questions.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Inge H. Borg online


Where to buy in print


Books

Intermezzos, Three Short Romances With a Twist
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 17,490. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Dry wit and humor, sprinkled with a generous dose of skepticism about that romantic notion called Love. The three satires/parodies—Interludes, Intermezzo, and Intercourse—are sophisticated (okay, sexy) stories about Life, Lust and Love.
Pasha, From Animal Shelter to A Sheltered Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,430. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
When the flaming-orange tom was brought to the local animal shelter, he was messy. And he stank. That darn cat never took his eyes off me. They were not quite green and not quite yellow; they were round, and alert, and reflected light like precious stones set in orange gold. ‘Don’t even think about it,’ I told him. I already had two cats.
Moments of the Heart, A Book of Poems and Short Prose
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
This 40-page volume of poetry and short stories will provide moments of reflection, laughter, and reading enjoyment to those who appreciate the melody of a sentence, the cadence of a rhyme, and the revelation of good prose.

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